Topic: Children’s Health

Children's health while traveling
Jun 16 2015

6 ways to protect your children’s health while traveling

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re planning to travel with your children this summer, you’re probably ready to deal with car or air sickness, scraped knees, and sunburn on the one spot where you didn’t get the sunscreen. There are, however, several other steps you should take, especially if you’re travelling overseas, to help make the trip safer and... Read More

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summer camp safety
May 14 2015

Tips for Summer Camp Safety

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Is your child is heading to camp this summer? Whether it’s a sleepaway sports camp, nearby day camp or wilderness adventure camp, there are steps you can take before camp starts to help keep your children healthy and safe. Ask the right questions The first step in the process of finding a camp where your... Read More

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Choosing a pediatrician
Feb 5 2015

How to find the right pediatrician for your family

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

As a parent, your pediatrician is an essential member of your family’s healthcare team. Finding a pediatrician who not only has medical expertise, but who is also someone you feel comfortable working with can take some time and research. But where do you start to find a physician who’s the right fit for you and... Read More

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5 common infections among college students
Dec 2 2014

5 Common Infections Among College Students

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Though young adults finally get to be on their own, away from their parents, they still have to remember to keep themselves healthy when they move to college and spend their days on and around campus. A busy schedule doesn’t always make it easy to venture out for exercise or groceries. Combined with the usual... Read More

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Conquer leukemia
Oct 17 2014

Mother joins son’s fight to conquer leukemia

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

All any parent ever wants is for his or her child to be happy and healthy. When a little boy or girl is diagnosed with cancer, the news can leave parents feeling angry, sad or in shock. Making the situation even more difficult is the fact that much of the news – the diagnosis, the... Read More

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Specialists can help children with learning disabilities succeed in school.
Oct 2 2014

Do you suspect your child has a learning disability?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

After a month or two of school, you’ve probably developed a routine with your kids. If you help your children with their homework, you also have an idea of what their curriculum looks like and how they should be progressing. Many children have trouble when they’re learning to read and write. If your child is in his or... Read More

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The HPV vaccine can help prevent various forms of cancer.
Sep 23 2014

Why is the HPV vaccine important for your adolescent child?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

About 79 million people in the U.S. are currently infected with HPV. In the long term, this virus increases the risk of several serious diseases, including cancers of the cervix, genitals and throat. Although a series of vaccines will help prevent infection, health experts are worried that immunization rates are too low. Currently, there are... Read More

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Children who play outdoors need to be careful to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Jun 17 2014

Heat-related illness: 5 tips for staying safe as temperatures rise

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The warm summer months are a time for your children to enjoy the outdoors. They may participate in summer camp, off-season athletic training, family hikes or days at the park with their friends. But while the warm weather is inviting, it also increases the risk of heat-related illnesses. Read More

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Parents of children who have food allergies need to know how to protect them.
Jun 5 2014

Food allergies and your child: What parents need to know

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted a worrisome trend in the U.S.: the prevalence of food allergies among children 17 years and younger increased from 3.4 percent in 1997 to 5.1 percent in 2011. This prompted Food Allergy Research & Education to call the condition a rising epidemic. It isn’t entirely clear... Read More

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There are different treatment options for teens who have anxiety disorders.
May 28 2014

Recognize anxiety disorders in your teen, and learn to help

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that, during any given 12-month period, 40 million American adults – or 18 percent of people at least 18 years of age – live with an anxiety disorder. According to the NIMH, 8 percent of young people aged 13 to 18 years have an anxiety disorder. These disorders can... Read More

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